Recognized as one of the pioneers in the field of intervention, Dr.
Patterson has experienced the benefits - and potential pitfalls -
of several different approaches to this critical area of health
developed over the years.
His own model, Win-Win Intervention, was developed from his pioneering
methods which included the family and sought help for them in addition
to the addicted individual. His understanding of family systems
has profoundly influenced the effectiveness of his intervention
model. As a trained family therapist, he has discovered that
treating the family involved is as crucial as obtaining help for the
Trained in three major models of intervention, Dr. Patterson has
developed unique methods which help to maximize the benefits of this
life-saving approach and minimize potential problems.
It is imperative that each intervention be tailored to meet the needs
of the individual and their family. The process begins
with proper assessment and counseling. Meeting first with the family or
friends closest to the person in need is a vital part of safe and
healthy intervention. The solution is often not the "blind sided"
confrontation event seen in movies or on television. Proper
assessment of the need of the entire unit of family or friends can help
determine the best approach for long term recovery.
With an eye to the safety and health of all
concerned, Dr. Patterson has developed a very nurturing path that
with good communication and understanding of the close circle, then
provides guidance for them to determine how their own lives are
being affected and what their options are, so they may properly embrace
and assist a person who may not realize how deeply addicted they are
and how dangerously close they may be to being lost.
Of additional benefit to those coming for assistance is Dr. Patterson's
vast national network of top people in this field. This allows
him to help you tap into specific knowledge from experts in your
particular area of distress and, if needed, to point you to the best
possible treatment center for your loved one.
Call Dr. Patterson now to set up a consultation.